The highlights of SoundPLANessential at a glance

Modelling the geometry

The geometry is either digitized on the screen on the basis of a bitmap or imported if digital data is available. In addition, an interface to Google Maps is available to you.

Intuitive, graphical model data editing

The sound sources (roads, railways, parking lots and point, line and area sound sources) and the objects that influence the sound propagation path (e.g. buildings, noise barriers or ground properties) are entered in the site map and equipped with acoustical properties. The data model is completed with receivers for a single point calculation or the calculation area for two-dimensional contour maps. All objects can be displayed in the front view and in the 3D Graphics, where they can also be checked for a coherent model.

Definition of the emission

SoundPLANessential allows you to calculate noise emissions from roads, railways, industrial sources and parking lots. The extensive emission library already provides you with a large selection of spectra, to which you can add your own spectra at any time.

Parallel calculations through multicore and multithreading

With the quality-tested original SoundPLAN calculation kernel, compliant calculations of road, rail or industrial noise are performed quickly and efficiently.

Tabular documentation

The emission parameters of the different sound sources and the results including the partial levels and dispersion parameters are documented in tables in a clear and understandable way, which you can easily include in your reports.

Graphical presentation of the results

The results of individual places of immission are cartographically edited as small tables together with the model data. From the results of the grid noise map calculation, isophones can be displayed with colour scales that can be freely defined for each time range. Boundary isophones can be highlighted.

Building Acoustics

The additional module "BauAkustik" ("Building Acoustics") is a very helpful tool when it comes to noise remediation or protective measures against external noise when planning buildings. It includes facade optimization for any number of facades and components, as well as the use of the supplied sound insulation library.